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  • AdvancingEducation Round 2

    OCE's AdvancingEducation Program announces next round of classroom innovations

    Sep 07, 2017OCE's AdvancingEducation Program announces next round of classroom innovations
    Six innovative projects have received funding through Round 2 of Ontario Centres of Excellence's (OCE) AdvancingEducation program.
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    Ontario Centres of Excellence and Fintech Sandbox Announce New Partnership

    Jun 23, 2017Ontario Centres of Excellence and Fintech Sandbox Announce New Partnership
    Today Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Boston-based FinTech Sandbox, signed an historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate and expand the FinTech Sandbox model into Canada, starting in Ontario.
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    Summer is a great time for CAMP

    Jun 19, 2017Summer is a great time for CAMP
    The next cohort of the China Angels Mentorship Program (CAMP) opened for applications on June 19.
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    Discovery 2017 sets mark for attendance, exhibitors

    May 25, 2017Discovery 2017 sets mark for attendance, exhibitors
    With more than 3,600 attendees and 541 exhibitors, Discovery 2017 was the largest yet in the 12-year history of Canada’s premier innovation conference and trade show.
  • Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch 2017 Winners at Discovery

    Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition winners announced at Discovery 2017

    May 24, 2017Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition winners announced at Discovery 2017
    Six high-school entrepreneurs were announced as winners of the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition at this year's Discovery, hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).
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    $20,000 Accessibility Innovation Showcase Tech Pitch Competition Winner Announced at Discovery 2017

    May 24, 2017$20,000 Accessibility Innovation Showcase Tech Pitch Competition Winner Announced at Discovery 2017
    The winner of Ontario Centres of Excellence's (OCE) $20,000 Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition was announced at the Discovery conference by Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) in partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO).
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    Winner of $25,000 Social Enterprise Pitch Competition announced at Discovery

    May 24, 2017Winner of $25,000 Social Enterprise Pitch Competition announced at Discovery
    The winner of the annual Social Enterprise Pitch Competition was announced at Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery conference.
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    Discovery competitions support game-changing technologies

    May 24, 2017Discovery competitions support game-changing technologies
    Discovery recognized the winning pitches in four competitions this year, covering achievements in accessibility, social innovation, neurotechnology and high school entrepreneurship. A regular feature of the annual award-winning conference and trade show, the pitch competitions support Ontario’s brightest innovators and entrepreneurs as they develop game-changing technologies across various sectors.
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    Hyperloop, smart homes, a personal helicopter, wearable technology, healthtech and cleantech among the many head-turning innovations at Discovery 2017

    May 09, 2017Hyperloop, smart homes, a personal helicopter, wearable technology, healthtech and cleantech among the many head-turning innovations at Discovery 2017
    Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE’s) award-winning Discovery conference returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building on May 15-16. The hotly anticipated annual event is celebrating 12 years of bold, new ideas with a dynamic showcase of the best Ontario and Canadian innovators have to offer.
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    Future Crimes Institute founder and global strategist Marc Goodman to join Discovery 2017

    Apr 28, 2017Future Crimes Institute founder and global strategist Marc Goodman to join Discovery 2017
    Ontario Centres of Excellence is excited to announce that Marc Goodman will be a featured presenter at Discovery 2017, being held May 15-16 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
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    OCE spearheads global challenge to reduce Ontario’s greenhouse gas emissions

    Apr 13, 2017OCE spearheads global challenge to reduce Ontario’s greenhouse gas emissions
    On behalf of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Ontario Centres of Excellence today launched the Solutions 2030 Challenge at the Toronto Sustainability Summit.
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    Ontario Government Announces Support for Semi-Finalists in $20 million competition

    Apr 07, 2017Ontario Government Announces Support for Semi-Finalists in $20 million competition
    Today at POND Technologies Inc. in Markham, Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, announced the government’s support for three Ontario-based teams among the 25 international semi-finalists in the $20-million global NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition.
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    Discovery 2016 named Best Trade Show/Exposition

    Apr 04, 2017Discovery 2016 named Best Trade Show/Exposition
    Discovery 2016 has been named Best Trade Show/Exposition at the 20th annual Canadian Event Industry Awards, described as “the highest award Canadian event professionals can earn and a globally recognized symbol of excellence.”
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    Digital guru Jared Cohen and global environment expert Gina McCarthy to deliver Discovery keynotes

    Apr 04, 2017Digital guru Jared Cohen and global environment expert Gina McCarthy to deliver Discovery keynotes
    Ontario Centres of Excellence is thrilled to announce Jared Cohen and Gina McCarthy as the keynote speakers at Discovery 2017, being held May 15-16 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • Discovery 2017 welcomes Gina McCarthy, EPA head under President Obama

    Apr 04, 2017Discovery 2017 welcomes Gina McCarthy, EPA head under President Obama
    A leading advocate for public health and the environment for over 30 years, Gina McCarthy will be the Day Two keynote speaker at Discovery 2017.
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    Jared Cohen, Founder of Google Ideas and President of Jigsaw, to Give Keynote Address at Discovery 2017

    Mar 13, 2017Jared Cohen, Founder of Google Ideas and President of Jigsaw, to Give Keynote Address at Discovery 2017
    Ontario Centres of Excellence is thrilled to announce Jared Cohen as the keynote speaker for Day One of Discovery 2017, being held May 15-16 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Jared Cohen will appear on the Discovery main stage on May 15 to speak about the new digital age, and to kick off two days of ideas, innovation and what’s next.
  • Finance Cybersecurity Partnering Forum

    OCE, TFSA host Finance Cybersecurity Partnering Forum

    Mar 09, 2017OCE, TFSA host Finance Cybersecurity Partnering Forum
    More than 200 experts from financial services and fintech companies, academia and government gathered March 8 to exchange ideas and identify the potential for future collaborations in finance cybersecurity innovation.
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    Ontario launches Small Business Innovation Challenge, managed by OCE

    Mar 01, 2017Ontario launches Small Business Innovation Challenge, managed by OCE
    Start-ups and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Ontario now have an opportunity to increase their global competitiveness while helping to solve pressing business and service challenges in the public sector.
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    Ontario and Israel partner on $20-million research network

    Feb 07, 2017Ontario and Israel partner on $20-million research network
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) are partnering on a new, $20-million research network that will support the development of innovative technologies in Ontario and Israel, with an initial focus on cybersecurity solutions for the financial services sector.
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    Province delivers $20-million boost to college innovation through OCE, Colleges Ontario partnership

    Jan 25, 2017Province delivers $20-million boost to college innovation through OCE, Colleges Ontario partnership
    Ontario’s 24 colleges will now play an even stronger role in fueling innovation through their applied research activities and strategic collaborations with industry thanks to an exciting new, $20-million commitment by the provincial government for applied research and development.